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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com First ceremony next month; 'conservation celebrity' may be invited to oversee destruction Ivory set for high-profile burning Hong Kong has ... on conservation. "They want to send a clear message to the whole world that Hong Kong is very determined," he said. Hong Kong had been increasingly seen as a transport hub for ivory, despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492362/hong-kong-burn-first-part-seized-ivory-stockpile-may-ceremony
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... toxins. "Overseas studies showed that Prorocentrum minimum may produce toxins as reported elsewhere. However, no such reports or associated fish deaths have been recorded in Hong Kong ... by Karenia digitata killed 80 per cent of the stock at Hong Kong fish farms. Over the past week, the working group reported three sightings of red tides in local waters. The first one was discovered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486206/algae-species-behind-red-tide-linked-toxic-fish
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in Hong Kong waters, according to a leading scientist. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science and technology and an expert on algae, said the red tides were "fed" by nutrients flowing in from mainland waters to the east and west of Hong Kong. The news comes as the high season for red tides in Hong Kong begins, fuelled by a combination of nutrients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ... with the cities and with funders." Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog The programme, details of which will be confirmed in the next few months, will examine and compare how cities tackle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong advised to stick to its plans for waste-to-energy incinerator

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Stick to plan for waste incinerator, city is told Hong Kong has been advised to stick to its already-chosen technology for its first waste-to-energy ... to diversify its waste incineration as it already had a network of conventional facilities. But Hong Kong, facing a mounting waste crisis, did not have the same luxury. Apart from technology, Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1446711/hong-kong-advised-stick-its-plans-waste-energy-incinerator
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government and green groups clash over Sai Kung waters which may be habitat for the endangered Hong Kong grouper species Protection urged for home of rare fish The possible home of the endangered and highly priced Hong Kong grouper in Sai Kung should be turned into a marine park to better conserve the species of fish, green groups say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493750/protection-urged-home-rare-fish
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Use of organic treatment centres to ease burden on landfills, but education will play a vital role Food waste to be slashed by 40pc over nine years A plan to slash food waste by up to 40 per cent in the next nine year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431357/hong-kong-government-propose-cutting-food-waste-40-cent-2022
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the fins to Hong Kong. Philippine Airlines faces shark fin cargo attack Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found ... them to publicly commit to ending the trade. Overall imports of shark fins to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent last year compared with 2012, WWF-Hong Kong says. The fall comes amid a crackdown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486043/philippine-airlines-urged-halt-shark-fin-cargo-after-65-tonne
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong working to convince Beijing on clean-fuel zone for ships in delta

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com 'Policy shift' needed to beat pollution at sea Hong Kong's plans to impose an emissions control zone for ocean-going vessels may be a major ... undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said The city may receive approval by summer for a law making all ocean-going vessels berthing in Hong Kong switch to a lower-sulphur fuel from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425941/hong-kong-working-convince-beijing-clean-fuel-zone-ships-delta

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